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FOR RELEASE: December 27, 2001
CONTACT: Dick Gunn
405/271-5601

WIC Infant Formula Amounts Change

The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s WIC Program, a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, announces a change in the infant formula packages available through the program.

Early in 2002, WIC clients who choose to feed their babies using infant formula will have new sizes in their dry formula food packages. Mead Johnson, the contracted vendor to provide dry infant formula, will change its infant formula powder to 14.3 dry ounces, replacing the 14-ounce and 16-ounce packages currently in its product line. As a result, WIC will provide reduced amounts of Enfamil, Enfamil ProSobee, LactoFree, EnfaCare, and Enfamil AR in the amount of eight 14.3-ounce cans per month. The number of cans of concentrated formulas available for clients will not change. When mixed with water, the dry formula will provide 843 fluid ounces versus the concentrated formula, which provides 806 fluid ounces when mixed with water.

The Oklahoma WIC program hopes most participants will be able to accommodate this change with minimal inconvenience. For more information, you may call the program using its toll-free hotline: 1-888-OKLAWIC (1-888-655-2942).

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